TUESDAY, 8TH SEPTEMBER 2020: LAND MANAGEMENT
ISAIAH 51:15-16 (NKJV)
15But I am the Lord your God,
Who divided the sea whose waves roared—
The Lord of hosts is His name.
16And I have put My words in your mouth; [Emphasis Added]
I have covered you with the shadow of My hand,
That I may plant the heavens,
Lay the foundations of the earth, [Emphasis Added]
And say to Zion, ‘You are My people.’”
JEREMIAH 1:9,10 (ESV)
Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth. And the Lord said to me,
“Behold, I have put my words in your mouth.
See, I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms,
to pluck up and to break down,
to destroy and to overthrow,
to build and to plant.”
EZEKIEL 37: 3-5, 7, 9, 10
And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, [Emphasis Added] O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live….
So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a sound, [Emphasis Added] and behold, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone…
Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, [Emphasis Added] Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on
these slain, that they may live.” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, [Emphasis Added] and they lived and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.
And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he
came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. And he said to it, [Emphasis Added] “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it. [Emphasis Added]
And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, [Emphasis Added] whoever says to this mountain, [Emphasis Added] Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says [Emphasis Added] will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, [Emphasis Added] believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
GUIDING TEXT FOR THE FASTING SEASON
1Behold, a king will reign in righteousness,
And princes will rule with justice.
2A man will be as a hiding place from the wind,
And a cover from the tempest,
As rivers of water in a dry place,
As the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
3The eyes of those who see will not be dim,
And the ears of those who hear will listen.
4Also the heart of the rash will understand knowledge,
And the tongue of the stammerers will be ready to speak plainly.
5The foolish person will no longer be called generous,
Nor the miser said to be bountiful;
6For the foolish person will speak foolishness,
And his heart will work iniquity:
To practice ungodliness,
To utter error against the Lord,
To keep the hungry unsatisfied,
And he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
7Also the schemes of the schemer are evil;
He devises wicked plans
To destroy the poor with lying words,
Even when the needy speaks justice.
8But a generous man devises generous things,
And by generosity he shall stand.
Day of the Week
Area of Focus
|21||Tuesday||8th September 2020||Land Management|
|22||Wednesday||9th September 2020||Water Management|
|23||Thursday||10th September 2020||Biodiversity & the Natural Environment|
|24||Friday||11th September 2020||Livestock, Fisheries and Agriculture|
|25||Saturday||12th September 2020||Energy|
|26||Sunday||13th September 2020||Minerals|
|27||Monday||14th September 2020||Tourism and Hospitality|
|28||Tuesday||15th September 2020||Housing and Construction|
|29||Wednesday||16th September 2020||Entertainment and Celebration|
|30||Thursday||17th September 2020||Sports and Recreation|
|31||Friday||18th September 2020||International Cooperation|
|32||Saturday||19th September 2020||International Geopolitics|
|33||Sunday||20th September 2020||Africa, Israel and the Nations|
|34||Monday||21st September 2020||The Executive|
|35||Tuesday||22nd September 2020||Cabinet|
|36||Wednesday||23rd September 2020||Local Government|
|37||Thursday||24th September 2020||Public Service|
|38||Friday||25th September 2020||The Army and the Reserve Force|
|39||Saturday||26th September 2020||Border Control|
|40||Sunday||27th September 2020||Justice, Law and Order|
|41||Monday||28th September 2020||The Police and LDUs|
|42||Tuesday||29th September 2020||Prisons and Rehabilitation|
|43||Wednesday||30th September 2020||The Legislature|
|44||Thursday||1st October 2020||Political Organizations|
|45||Friday||2nd October 2020||The Electoral Commission|
|46||Saturday||3rd October 2020||The Electorate|
|47||Sunday||4th October 2020||The 2021 Elections|
|48||Monday||5th October 2020||Post- Election to Swearing-in|
|49||Tuesday||6th October 2020||Marketplace Restoration|
|50||Wednesday||7th October 2020||Dedicating the Decade 2020 -2029|
|Thursday||8th October 2020||Dedicating 2020/2021|
|Friday||9th October 2020||THANKSGIVING|
DATES TO NOTE
CONCLUDING VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
Monday, 5th October to Wednesday, 7th October 2020 (6 pm to 9 pm)
CONCLUDING NIGHT VIGIL & DEDICATION OF 2020/2021
Thursday, 8th October 2020
The very first verse in the Bible is a statement of ownership. Jehovah God created the earth and owns it. He gave it to man to be His representative in the visible realm. It was to be managed in accordance with His laws for fruitfulness and increase. With the Fall of Man, greed set in. As man increased on earth, so did conflicts regarding land and property ownership.
When God called Israel from Egypt He gave instructions on how they were to allocate the land given to them. The eighth commandment is one of the shortest. It addresses stealing another person’s property. Strong warnings were also given regarding landmarks and their violation. At least five texts in the Bible give strong injunctions against moving ancient boundary marks on any land. With the passage of time, leaders and powerful individuals arose who used their wealth, power and influence to deprive the poor of their inheritance. God first warned and then judged them severely. In his letter to the Corinthians (who were Gentiles), Apostle Paul stated that the Old Testament scriptures were written for our instruction (1 Corinthians 10:6).
In Uganda, land disputes are the most significant form of conflict, with many escalating into violence. One study indicated that up to 50% of landholders have experienced some form of conflict over their boundaries. The greatest numbers of disputes are currently in Northern Uganda districts and some parts of Hoima and Amuru District where oil has recently been discovered and where the government has given away large tracts of land. These conflicts have a negative impact on national productivity as well as equity.
SCRIPTURES FOR PRAYER AND PROCLAMATION
GENESIS 1:1, 9
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein,
for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.
When the Most High gave to the nations their inheritance, when he divided mankind,|
he fixed the borders of the peoples according to the number of the sons of God.
And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us.
“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.”
“You shall not move your neighbor’s landmark, which the men of old have set, in the inheritance
that you will hold in the land that the Lord your God is giving you to possess.
‘Cursed be anyone who moves his neighbor’s landmark.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
Do not move the ancient landmark that your fathers have set.
PROVERBS 23:10, 11
Do not move an ancient landmark or enter the fields of the fatherless,
for their Redeemer is strong; he will plead their cause against you.
The princes of Judah have become like those who move the landmark;
upon them I will pour out my wrath like water.
“The land shall not be sold in perpetuity, for the land is mine…
PSALM 37: 9-13
For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land.
In just a little while, the wicked will be no more; though you look carefully at his place, he will not be there.
But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace.
The wicked plots against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him, but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he sees that his day is coming.
for those blessed by the Lord shall inherit the land, but those cursed by him shall be cut off.
Woe to those who devise wickedness and work evil on their beds!
When the morning dawns, they perform it, because it is in the power of their hand.
They covet fields and seize them, and houses, and take them away;
they oppress a man and his house, a man and his inheritance.
Therefore thus says the Lord: behold, against this family I am devising disaster, from which you cannot remove your necks, and you shall not walk haughtily, for it will be a time of disaster.
ISAIAH 5:8, 9
Woe to those who join house to house, who add field to field,
until there is no more room, and you are made to dwell alone in the midst of the land. The Lord of hosts has sworn in my hearing: “Surely many houses shall be desolate, large and beautiful houses, without inhabitant.
WORSHIP GOD THE LANDLORD OF THE WHOLE EARTH
THANK GOD FOR:
- The beautiful and rich land that He has given Ugandans as an inheritance
- The laws that protect property rights that are in line with Scripture
PROCLAMATION FOR LAND MANAGEMENT
God is raising leaders at all levels of land management in Uganda that will handle land matters
with righteous and justice
The poor and those that do not have access to justice will no longer be deprived of their inheritance
by the rich, powerful and connected
Land disputes will be settled in a timely manner
Law enforcers will severely deal with land grabbers and fraudsters
Investigative mechanisms will be strong
Courts will no longer take ages to dispose of cases
The land registry will be cleaned up and operations will be streamlined to ensure that land
registration and processing takes a short time
Politicians will no longer hold sway in interfering with justice on land matters
Corruption in the management of land and compensations will be curtailed
WE PRONOUNCE GOD’S SEVERE JUDGMENT AS THE SCRIPTURES STATE ON:
Those who move boundary marks.
Those who deprive the poor, the widows and orphans of their inheritance will come under severe
Those who take away peoples’ land without adequate and timely compensation will come under
Those who abuse their public offices by rushing to purchase land in places where they know government projects are going to be implemented and create artificial demand and then compensate themselves first leaving bonafide land owners empty handed.
Polices will be formulated that will lead to the efficient utilization of land. The challenges to development because of the way land ownership and acquisition is handled will be justly addressed.